Cute collar? Sturdy harness? Dog tags? Now how about that microchip?

Accidents happen. Even the most careful and protective guardian can have a dog manage to slip out of their harness or collar in a moment. A gate you thought was latched or a sudden loud noise across the street, just as you open the car door to go into the house. Help ensure that your family is reunited if your dog ever gets lost by having your dog microchipped.

August 15 is Check The Chip Day

Cute dog tags, cool looking harnesses and pretty collars are important to have for our dogs, but so is their microchips. If your dog goes missing but is found and turned into a vet or shelter, they can scan the microchip for your contact information.

Microchips greatly increase the chances that pets will be reuinted with their families if they are lost or stolen…but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate.

To remind pet owners to have their pets microchipped and to keep the registration information up-to-date, AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) joined together to create “Check the Chip Day.” 

Infographic: Microchip Your Pet

Learn more here

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August 25 It’s Muttville’s Summer of Mutt Love Gala ☮️ Get Your Tickets Now!

Dig out your best duds and bring your dollahs for one of San Francisco’s favorite fundraisers! If it’s August that means Karl the Fog is on his way out to sea, and it’s time for Muttville Senior Dog Rescue’s annual gala!!

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2018 SENIOR PROM is Muttville Senior Dog Rescue’s annual celebration and fundraising gala. The money raised at the (humans-only) event supports Muttville’s mission to create better lives for senior dogs through rescue, foster, adoption and hospice, and to change the way the world treats seniors. Since its inception in 2007, Muttville has saved over 5700 lives (and counting!) and found them loving, new homes.

Celebrate Muttville’s 2018 Senior Prom at the

SUMMER OF MUTT LOVE

a fundraising gala for
Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

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VENUE
City View at Metreon, 135 4th Street #4000, San Francisco 

DATE
Saturday, August 25th, 2018

TIME
6:00pm – 6:30pm
VIP cocktail reception for table sponsors
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Cocktails, dinner, and program
9:30pm – 11pm
After party with dessert, drinks, and dancing

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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EVENT HERE

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

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Saturday, August 18 🐶♥️ Clear The Shelters Adopt-A-Thon Returns!

The time is here for one of our favorite animal adoption events! On Saturday, August 18, 2018 animal shelters across the country will offer free pet adoptions for qualified adopters thanks to the support of NBC and Telemundo owned stations. Our own San Francisco SPCA will be participating again, so be sure to visit their adoption pages now and mark your calendar.

If you’ve been wanting to add a furry family member this is your chance to help clear your local animal shelter and have your adoption fees waived, all thanks to the financial support of NBC and Telemundo!

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"Every single pet that is adopted frees shelter staff up to work with and prepare the next pet for potential adoption," said Kenny Lamberti, director of strategic engagement and companion animals for the Humane Society.

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Last year, more than 80,000 pets were adopted from over 900 shelters across the country. Since 2015, Clear the Shelters has helped 153,651 pets find forever homes.

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Go to ClearTheShelters website to learn more, find the nearest participating animal shelter, plus read about what to expect before and after adopting an animal companion. It’s important to be prepared and to have realistic expectations before you bring a dog or cat home. No one wants the stress or upset because they have to return an animal.

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About Clear the Shelters

NBC and Telemundo owned stations are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 18 to help find loving homes for animals in need. More than 150,000 pets found their forever homes since 2015.

 

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Discover why senior dogs rule when you fall in love with Alfred

Since volunteering at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue for two years now, I’ve met many miniature poodle boys. Besides being typical boys, they all have shared that wonderful sweet spirit of loving independence mixed with the need to snuggle. Alfred is no different.

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Alfred is a sweet and easy-going dog. He is very social and gets along with people, pups, and even cats! This little guy loves going for walks and adores tennis balls. Alfred just wants to find a special someone that he can shower with affection. Submit an application for Alfred today!

We think Alfred is around 11 years young and weighs about 19 pounds.

Learn more about this adoptable sweetheart:  https://muttville.org/mutt/alfred-5574

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Check out what Alfred’s foster has to say about him:

Alfred is incredibly loving & sweet. He loves snuggling & giving kisses & is the perfect lap dog. His energy is pretty low & he would rather be carried than walk. He spends most of the day resting. He does love a good squeak toy though. He enjoys snuggling with our other dogs but doesn’t pay them much attention otherwise. Alfred is 100% house trained. He waits until you carry him outside & then goes right away. He hasn’t had a single accident while with us. Alfred loves sleeping next to his humans. He loooves to eat & is always happy to snack on green beans. He is adorable with a squeak toy & has slowly been claiming all of our 65 lb dog’s toys as his own. His favorite places to nap in order would be 1) Human bed 2) Couch 3) dog bed. He is perfect!

Watch Alfred at Muttville and then playing with a toy in his new foster home!

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Alfred is poodle perfection: This gentle, lovely fellow has made a poodle lover out of me! Alfred isn’t just an adorable face and soft coat, he’s highly skilled: he has an advanced degree in lap dog studies, with a minor in cuddling and giving kisses.

Alfred’s sight is impaired by cataracts, but that doesn’t stop him from playing with squeaky toys (his faves, along with tennis balls) and finding his favorite snuggle buddies (human or canine). Once he senses you’re in the room he’ll head your way or give a soft bark to let you know he’s there and ready for pets.

Alfred is diabetic, but is the easiest diabetic dog I’ve cared for. He’ll happily eat anything, even prescription food and, as his fosters report, green beans as snacks, and receives his insulin shots with no fuss. Plus, his foster parents report he’s housetrained.

Alfred is currently in a foster home and while I’m happy for him, I definitely miss seeing him at Muttville HQ. I can’t wait for him to find his forever home!

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